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12-10-2009, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by I am The Mush View Post
While we agree that playing a very defensive system can be effective, I think the dramatic nature of those stats is as much a result of hockey being a low scoring game by it's nature (ergo, one score is a bigger margin, relatively speaking, than in other sports). I would also expound to say that passive, defense first systems are really only preferable on teams that don't really have the offensive talent to play it differently.
No, I would say it's a necessity for teams that don't have the offensive talent to play differently.

I mean, in all honesty, the Penguins should completely dissuade you of this belief. Two years ago they made the Cup Finals because they learned how to trap...last year they won. If you didn't notice, they trapped the hell out of teams when they had the lead (us included).

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